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In this section you will find a wide range of interesting articles, videos and interviews all about UK culture.

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    The Duke of York Award is given to students who show great achievement in technical education (e.g. design, engineering). The video includes the Duke of York and some students explaining the value of the award. The exercises which follow include a listening task and some vocabulary work.

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    Did you see William and Kate’s wedding in 2011? These exercises help you learn useful vocabulary to describe a wedding.

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    These activities, based on a video of Prince Charles visiting Oman, will help you use the present continuous to describe what is happening at the time of speaking.

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    What are your best memories from your childhood? These activities look at five happy memories about Prince Harry from when he was young. Enjoy the video and learn some useful phrases before writing about your own childhood memories.

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    Would you like to know about Prince William’s home? Watch the film and find out. Then learn some words and grammar for describing your own home.

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    Do you watch the weather news on TV? We like to know if it will be sunny or rainy tomorrow but predicting the weather is a very difficult job.  Watch this film and find out how hard the job of a weather forecaster in Britain can be!

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    Many world-famous makes of car come from Britain. Watch this film to discover their story and what cars we might be driving in the future.

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    Is your home old or modern? Watch this film about where you will be living in the future!

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    Do you like the sports? How about dangerous sports? Watch this film to find out more about two extreme sports: white-water rafting and parkour.

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    How much do you know about extreme fashion styles? Do you know your punks from your Cyber Goths? Read on to find out more!

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    From art to architecture, from film to fashion, Britain has always been home to some of the world’s most talented and creative people.

    Watch the video to learn more about some examples of British creativity.

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    Being green means doing things to protect and sustain the natural environment, and Britain is continually developing ways to do this.

    Watch the video to learn about some of the green projects taking place in the UK.

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    Lots of people in Britain enjoy watching and participating in sport. Watch the video to learn about sport in the UK and discover some of the world’s finest sporting venues and athletes.

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    Britain has a great heritage. It has some of the finest historic buildings and sites in the world. Watch the video to learn more about some of the famous places that you can still visit today.

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    The search for knowledge is central to British life.

    Watch the video to learn about Oxford University, the Science Museum and the Wellcome Collection and how they are all involved in Britain’s quest for knowledge.